King Alfred Weekend 2020

2020 marks ten years since the original 900th anniversary celebrations of the inauguration of Hyde Abbey, Hyde900’s original mission. Organisation of this year’s programme has necessarily been influenced by the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, so a proper celebration of this first 10 years will now be in 2021.

The community dig postponed from May will go ahead at the same time as the the King Alfred Weekend, and full details are below.

The King Alfred Weekend programme also includes the usual highlights; the very popular guided walks of the Hyde Abbey site, and guided visits to Hyde Abbey Garden, which marks the actual burial place of Alfred the Great and some of his family. The annual Hyde900 King Alfred Lecture will be based on a virtual event on Friday 23rd, and the AGM and exhibition reflecting some of the last decade’s activities on Saturday 24th in Hyde Parish Hall.

The full programme is available HERE.